Decided to replace my HV battery. About to finish installation. Have I missed anything?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Banksy, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Banksy

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    I have nothing other than a phone number

    Guy did the work for the previous owner.

    I for giggles I called the NY state police

    I also emailed them

    I was told for whatever reason I need to report this to the DMV of NY
     
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    I could very easily if that's his personal phone number acquire his address and full name.

    I'd suspect it is

    This can't be an actual business that he's paying taxes on.
     
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    Before you waste a bunch of time and money on this, figure out what's your end game. One of the benefits of being a business and not an individual is that you can separate your assets. So if [email protected] did the work and not "just Alex", then all he has to do is bankrupt the company. You may win court costs and all sorts of stuff, but you're going to get nothing and be out a lot of money. In my state it costs $50 to file for an LLC. And $8/mo for a business account. As long as good practices were used and he wasn't fraudulent, you're out of gas. He can open up another business the next day for $58 and you don't get a dime.

    Sometimes you learn hard life lessons and the cheap comes out expensive.

    Having said all that, with all the craziness happening right now in the world, there is a real possibility that he just has other things to tend to. That's part of the charm of a small business. Hopefully he'll get back to you in a few months when things start to calm down for the first time, but if not you'll just have to move on and fix it yourself.
     
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    I really don't care about money

    I just don't want someone else to get fisted.

    I mean if someone wants to get fisted go ahead but getting fisted without consent.. not right
     
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    My impression is that Banksy wants to get the word out about Alex. If Banksy can recover some funds: great but unlikely. As mentioned in my prior post, Alex's minivan has Florida tags which means that Alex also likely has a FLA address and driver's license. Meaning that serving legal process on Alex would be difficult (IOW, recovery of funds from Alex is very remote because of procedural hurdles such as how do you serve someone whose name and likely FLA address that you do not know). AFAIK, 6 month/6000 mile warranty without a provision barring assignment of warranty should allow Banksy to pursue Alex legally as if he was the original buyer. However, as mentioned above, the chance of serving Alex for legal process processes is very remote. Hence, the reason that I suggested a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (will NOT allow Banksy to receover funds but will likely provide others with a warning). And, obviously this posting on priuschat.
     
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    Update:

    Joe for 2nd life batteries figured out what happened and is sending me the correct cells meant for this pack and is having me send back the ones accidentally sent to me.

    He has offered to refund me 50.00 for this mistake.

    He seemed very apologetic and said this is the first time it's ever happened .
     
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    i have a person here in florida names Alex who is from Ukraine or Russia. He always wears Jean shorts and has a heavy accent. he sold me my Prius and didnt know the warranty , just ignores my call when i go the triangle of death on my 2008 Prius. he operates a buisness down here called Doctor Prius in Hallandale.
     
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    Sounds like the same guy. Hallandale FLA is very helpful. Do you have Alex's telephone number for his Doctor Prius business?
     
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    Google suggests it is ' "Prius Doctor". They only list an address though and call it an electronics store.
     
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    So odds are he hasn't listed an actual business then

    Could be considered tax evasion to some o.0
     
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    Perhaps he's operating out of NY due to warrants in FL.

    Don't know what extradition law is in FL but that makes sense to me.
     
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